Generally, people have this stereotypes that looking at a wood and beam style interior design that evokes a warm comfortable aura, they call it as the rustic style. To some extent, it is true as there are always small nuances that differentiate it from the rustic vibe.
Furthermore, there are similar styles that make use of the wood-beam vibe like the cottage and prairie style. Both of these have ambivalent qualities that can be mistaken for the rustic style. So today, we’ll be featuring 5 notable aspects of the prairie style with a modern twist.
1. The faux column-beam
Structure is a major part of the prairie style aesthetic. There is just something very inviting about an exposed column-beam design that automatically makes the space seem extremely warm and cozy. So this interior has used a similar concept with a decidedly modern twist. The four-poster style columns with their faux beam supports create an interesting boundary for the living area that is very characteristic of the prairie style.
2. Warm tones
Warm inviting tones a la beige, brown and tan are the go-to color palate for any respectable prairie style interior design. However, you can add a modern twist on this concept by translating the color palate through semi-modern furniture and ornamentation scheme. When you do that, your space instantly starts looking like a modern-rustic hybrid design.
3. Natural light and grainy wood
Large window portals that let in a lot of natural light are a huge part of the prairie style aesthetic. Not only does this aspect make the interior design look naturally spacious, but it also highlights all the wooden accessories that you’ve incorporated in the design. The overall ambience becomes a complete 5-star phenomenon with such an intervention.
4. Evoking the comfy
The prairie style of interior design pays an especial homage to comfort. From the natural wooden texture to the overall homely vibe, there is something extremely inviting about this aesthetic. You can further contribute to it by using lots of throw pillows, Afghans over sofas, shag rugs on the floor and cozy comforters on the bed.
5. Wooden floors
It goes without really saying that wooden floors are a pretty important part of the prairie style aesthetic. A modern twist would be using alternative wood surfaces because of-course actual hardwood is not at all affordable for everyone. However, the overall impact of wooden floors in the prairie style aesthetic contributes a lot for cultivating the desired ambience for your interior design.